We have been out and about this past week, to Bedeque and the Borden Carleton area with Chelton in between. In addition, we have continued along the boardwalk. Out and about has been lovely!
We walked Chelton Beach in the late morning on a day when it was hot and humid. The beach wasn’t crowded as it usually is mid summer.
I had the opportunity to try out the 125X optical zoom on my camera.
The strip of land at the end of the peninsula in the photo is Seacow Head and there, a lighthouse shines brightly over the Northumberland Strait. Zooming in, I was pleased with this photo.
We continued along the coast towards the Confederation Bridge at Borden Carleton and stopped nearby at Noonan’s Shore. The highlight of this area was the number of butterflies along the shoreline, Cabbage Whites and Sulphurs. We were never able to photograph a Sulphur to identify the species.
Walking the shoreline, hundreds of butterflies flitted around us. The 19 second video will give you an idea of the number there. You can hear the sea lapping the shore and see the autumn look of the vegetation as well.
My husband took the best photo of the Cabbage Whites
and it shows the club-like structure at the end of the antennae and its compound eye on the side of the head.
We continued on to Borden Carleton where we stopped at the Rail and Marine Park, beside the Confederation Bridge, a park we haven’t visited in some time. A caboose in the park provides a perfect backdrop for a lobster boat as it heads to the fishing grounds.
Looking westward from under the bridge, the end of the peninsula is barely visible and the Seacow Head lighthouse certainly isn’t.
A photo required the digital zoom on the camera. You can see a white SUV and three people at Seacow Head. When my granddaughter saw my new camera, she commented I’d be able to photograph a bird on the moon. She may be right.
Of course I captured birds that day, Semi-palmated Plovers and Sandpipers, Solitary Sandpipers, Sanderlings and Gulls. My favourite shot was this Great Yellowlegs, a beauty well hidden in the salt marsh.
In other news:
We are watching the progress of hurricane Lee as it churns its way slowly northward in the Atlantic. To say Prince Edward Islanders are suffering from PTSD from tropical storm Fiona last September, is an understatement. Clean-up from that storm is still ongoing. Our daughter is still waiting to have her roof reshingled. The island lost over 30% of its trees and over 10 meters or almost 100 feet of shoreline in some areas. This island is returning to the sea at an alarming rate.
What does Lee have in store for us? Even the thought is frightening!